Saturday, December 23, 2006
Melvin of the Apes
Well, you know how it is. Things get sorta hectic and there's work stuff and suddenly the tree crew is hauling huge oaks out of your backyard on this awesome tracked vehicle with an hydraulic claw, and the cat kinda freaks out and darts past the dishwasher repairman and hides under the car and by the time you've grabbed her and hauled her back inside it turns out to be just a switch next to the garbage disposal so you've still got time to decorate cookies and make it to the basketball game. Which is cool because you've done most of your shopping and wrapped stuff so you can leave it in the closet when you go to Southern Pines, where it will stay (in the closet I mean) until sometime in 2007 (see Casino Royale by the way) and you can make it back down and give it to your Dad so it can rain all the way back home like it did 3 or 4 times in a row until last time, when the weather was just a little bit nicer than it was for the flight to Boston which was actually very smooth, maybe because we approached Logan from the west instead of over Boston Harbor and it wasn't as turbulent so we actually made it to NH ahead of the presents which showed up the next day for the most part thanks to UPS who's logistics rock on toast.
I totally reamed out my laptop and put on a fresh windows install and an extra 256MB of memory, so it feels like a much faster machine now. If your windows install is more than 18 months old, I highly recommend it.
I'm playing Slash-EM (Super Lots of Added Stuff Hack - Enhanced Magic) this holiday season. Let me introduce you to Melvin. He's a Lawful Male Human Knight. He has a horse, but he's around a corner right now so we can't see him. Melvin is trying to recover the Amulet of Yendor (somewhere below level 25 of the dungeon). He's not the brightest guy in the world, but what he lacks in brains he makes up for in shortness.
Gotta go wrap presents soon. Melvin says "Hey."